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this morning on "early today," plan of attack. president obama unveils a plan to jump start the economy and comes out swinging at republicans. colorado inferno. a wildfire tears through a home sending hundreds fleeing. is and new record holder. a colombia man takes the title as the world's shortest man. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with planes, trains, and automobiles.
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president obama unveiled his plan yesterday to use the nation's crumbling infrastructure as a vehicle to help put the nation's stalled economy back on track and americans back to work rebui rebuilding runways, railways, and roads. republicans in washington wasted no time blasting the proposal after the president blamed the gop for putting u.s. economy in reverse. nbc's tracie potts joins us us now from washington with more. tracie, good morning. >> good morning. the white house officials have no numbers but this would put americans back to work. the white house says it's not a stimulus, but the idea is similar. $50 billion for infrastructure, fixing 100,000 miles of roads, 150 miles of runways, and building a new air traffic control system. >> anybody want more delays at airports? >> no. >> no, i didn't think so. >> president obama says it will create jobs and won't cost a
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dime of borrowed money. >> this is a plan that will be fully paid for. it will not add to the deficit over time. >> republicans attacked saying americans are skeptical about spending more money. they're still looking for the shovel-ready jobs they were promised more than a year ago. republicans picked their first target, an indiana democrat. >> and now joe donnelly wants us to believe he's independent. >> analysts say ads and promises will only go so far. this election voters are only looking at one thing, results. >> the economy simply is not going to improve before the election. there's nothing barack obama can do about that. >> in fact, these infrastructure projects that the president is pitching aren't expected to create any jobs until next year. lynn? >> tracie potts for us in washington. tracie, thank you. well, general david petraeus is condemning one florida
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church's plans to commemorate 911 by burning the koran. they warn the lives of u.s. troops could be endangered if the dove world outreach center plans go through with its protest with its quote evil of islam. hundreds of afghans turned out yesterday to protest the plans. petraeus further cautioned that torching their holy writings could be a propaganda coupe. this morning they report that the u.s. military's new armored trucks are significantly reducing deaths in afghanistan. last year nearly 80% resulted in occupants being killed but according to the new data, that figure dropped to 15% for the attacks on the all-terrain vehicles. the trucks which are taylor made
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for afghan's rugged terrain are designed to shield them from roadside bomb blasts. hum visa have now been con vined to bases in afghanistan in recent months. and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in nevada one person is dead and others severe lid injured after a small plane crashed on a residential street in suburban las vegas. the plane was unable to gain altitude. the cause of the accident is under investigation. in georgia amazing video of a sheriff's deputy's dash cam of a daring rescue. deputies responded just in time to pull a driver from his vehicle after it became engulfed in flames. deputies desperately tried to control the flames but were challenged by several explosions and flare-ups. the cause of the one-vehicle accident is now being
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investigated. in california a real life superman was seen climbing up a skyscraper using suction cups, ropes, and no nets he scaled up 50 stories up san francisco's millennium tower. when he ran out of wall, waiting police officers took him into custody. he ee is been cited on two misdemeanor charges. and in texas the state fair's big awards are about fattening fried foods, almost anything you can think of. the prize for the most healthy, a club salad rolled in a spinach wrap fried to perfection, but the crowd favorite fried beer, a deep fried pretzel dow filled with warm beer which can double as a dipping sauce. brilliant. and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc's meteorologist scott
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williams. >> everything's big in texas. >> talking about food. >> speaking of texas, folks, we do have a tropical storm that is bearing down over the lone star state and it's bringing a lot of heavy rainfall. it made landfall last night sought of texas. right now tropical storm hermine is working its way. it's bringing heavy rain as it continues to move inland it will weaken but we'll still be stuck with the heavy amounts of rainfall across texas and then eventually moving toward parts of oklahoma in the days to come, so just keep that in mind as you watch the rain continue to come in. heavy amounts of rainfall, embedded amounts, upwards of two to three inches per hour in some spots. fairly quiet across much of the nation. storms around minneapolis. 58 degrees right now. temperatures warming as we move into parts of the northeast and new england.
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today, new york city, 87 degrees for your high temperature. that's a look at the national maps. here's a look at the weather happening closer to where you live. temperatures in philadelphia warming up to nearly 90 degrees. tampa, florida, 91 for you. in chicago, about 84 degrees. still dealing with the clouds. mostly cloudy around memphis. highs for you today on this tuesday of 91 degrees. and that's a look at your regional forecast. lynn? >> all right, scott. thanks so much. well, an executive comeback, a strongarm takeover bid, and money can buy you happiness up to a point. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, onetime haitian presidential hopeful wyclef johns strikes back at sean penn in a very undip ploe mattic manner. forgetter catching a ball. catching a letter is a new souvenir at the ballpark. you're watching "early today."
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good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. a new "washington post" abc news poll shows republicans making gains against democrats in the final weeks before midterm elections. 47% of voters surveyed said they would back the republican candidate in their congressional district if elections were held today compared to 45% who would vote for the democrats. polling also found the majority of americans, 52%, disapprove of the diop barack obama is doing as president. 46% gave him positive marks. firefighters in colorado are battling a wind-driven wildfire that went across 5,000 square niles yesterday. the lawyer for an iranian woman sentenced to death by
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stoning on adultery charges is warning that his client's execution could be carried out at, quote, any moment since the muslim holy month of ramadan ends this week. and guinness officials have certified a colombian man who stands 2'3" as the world's shortest living man. the 24-year-old who works part time as a dancer says he's very happy with his height because it makes him unique. look at him go there. and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day after closing friday for a long hoimd weekend. the dow closed at 10,447. the naz dam gained 14 and the naz dam climbed 33. taking a look at overseas trading this morning in tokyo the nikkei dropped 75 points, but in hong kong the hang seng rose 46. a business all-star who
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recently fell from grace over sexual allegations has resurfaced as a competitor. or kl has hired former hewlett-packard ceo mark hurd in its efforts to muscle in on more of hp's turf. oracle and hp had been long-time partners but with last year's purchase of sun my crow systems they became direct competitors. in other executive years david weston, tv's longest serving network news chief told the staff monday he's resigning and will leave by the end of the year. elseware air products has boosted to bieft by almost $5.5 billion but it will walk away if air grass shareholders don't elect its board slate and approve its by law proposals. the world trade organization
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will issue its long awaited opinion on europe's challenge to american government subsidies for boeing next week. it is the latest chapter in a long running dispute between boeing and rival airbus over multibillion dollar subsidies. both sides have filed complaints with the wto. and the euro is back in play and falling after "wall street journal" report stokes fears about the resent stress tests. >> finally it turns out money can really buy you happiness. researchers have found people's happiness increases along with their income up to $75,000. for those making more than $75,000, they're feeling of success and well being may improve but not necessarily their happiness. there you go. well, a top ten battle in college football, tiger continues his comeback, and who's up at the u.s. open? plus, unique foul ball
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action for one fan in toronto. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. and i'm meteorologist scott williams. back to work and school for many after labor day. get your tuesday regional weather forecast ahead. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports last night in the nation's capitol, college football's biggest opening match-up boise state battled virginia tech. here's nbc's mario solis with an early look at all your sports headlines. >> hey, there. good morning. third ranked boise state has wanted respect. after last night's game the broncos may have finally gotten it. it was the first game of the season but it felt like a bowl game. tie rod taylor to gerald boykin. 28 yard score. virginia tech up 27-26. but the broncos would not be denied. they play in the end zone. boise state holds on to win 33-30. fourth round of the u.s. open at flushing me does, alex rodriguez watching second seat roger federer take on your begin
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mel zer. they switch on to the quarter finals. finally round of the championship, tiger woods with a nice flop shot sets it up. good chance he'll be selected for the ryder cup team with the announcement coming today at the new york stock exchange. charley hoffman was on fire. watch his tee shot at 11. hits the flag stick. he'd make that at 30. hoffman showing up his magic touch. from the bunker, looking good, looking great. his first win in three years. and finally weird moment in toronto, blue jays and rangers hoisted a ball into the stands. it takes out the "b" on the jackie robinson sign. the letter fell and hit a fan. he was all right. he caught himself a souvenir. he never call a ball in his life
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but on this date he caught the letter "b" proving it pays to be aware at the ballpark. and that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm mario solis. plus, a new york city marathon hopeful who is already a winner. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back in to "early today." i'm meteorologist scott williams. on this tuesday we are tracking tropical storm hermine as it continues to move inland across the lone star state. maximum winds at 60 miles per hour. it will continue to weaken as it does so. all in all we're expecting a lot of rainfall in texas and also parts of the south plains. look at the active radar right now. dallas, 86 degrees and warming up in the northeast. and if you're watching us in kprc in houston texas you might want to check out the event of the day. it's called two small pieces of glass at the center for arts and sciences in clute, texas. that's your "early today" vent. they have decided to move on rather than once again relive the death of their son jet.
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at the family's "they have dropped the charges in the case of two defendants charged with trying to extort against john travolta. the first trial resulted in a mistrial. elsewhere, gawker reports still stinging from his rejecteded by to run for president of haiti. at a recent show wyclef jean hit back at sean penn questioning his ability to do the job by singing, quote, maybe he ain't seen me in haiti because he was too busy sniffing cocaine. finally george clooney, "the american" took number one at the box office labor day weekend with $16 million. and this comes to us from wtvj news channel 6 in miami, florida, where one athlete stands out from the rest.
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lance is training to compete with thousands expected to participate in this year's new york city's marathon in november, but not having legs is the least of his worries. the 17-time marathon participant says all he's focused on is harnessing his strength to adapt to lives challenges and hopefully with his skateboard and hockey gloves he'll inspire a few people along the way. scott, i have a feeling he already has. >> good for him. what a great story. >> did you see that when he's on the board doing the push-ups the strength it must take? well, wishing him good luck and that definitely inspires a lot of folks today. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everyone. after a beautiful holiday weekend, we will keep the sunshine and warm things up a bit. it is comfortable right now, low 60's in most spots. 60 in taneytown. mostly sunny today with high temperatures in the upper 80's this afternoon. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. for now, to the news desk. >> thank you. 66 degrees --
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>> good morning. >> here's a look ahead to 11 news today. >> an overnight fire has a part of liberty heights shut down in both directions. how that will affect your commute, straight ahead. >> president obama hitting the road. he unveils his ideas to jump- start the economy. >> that fire activity is causing some problems on the roads.
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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. beautiful holiday weekend. >> a real touch of autumn. >> a real touch of autumn.

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